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Rev Joseph R Sieber
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Birth: Sep. 30, 1895
Allegheny County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Mar. 24, 1950
Randolph County
West Virginia, USA

From Wheeling News Register 3/31/50
Death struck unexpectedly for the fourth time in recent months among the clergy of the Diocese of Wheeling when the Rev. Joseph R. Sieber, pastor of St. Brendan's church, Elkins, died in his sleep early Friday morning, March 24, (1950). Father Sieber had resigned the pastorate of St. Joseph's Cathedral effective Jan. 1, 1942, following a serious kidney operation. He recuperated rapidly and seemed to be enjoying good health.The Solemn Requiem Mass was celebrated in St. Brendan's church, Tuesday morning, March 28, at 10:30, preceded by the chanting of the Ofice for the Dead. The Rev. Frederick J. Schwertz, Chancellor of the Diocese of Wheeling and life-long friend of Father Sieber was celebrant of the Mass with the Rev. Herman Walter of St. Mary's church, McKees Rock, PA, a cousin of Father Sieber, as deacon, and the Rev. Paul Helsley, past of St. Joseph's church, Howesville, as subdeacon. His Excellency, the Most Rev. John J. Swint, officiated at the absolution and was assisted by his chaplains, the Very Rev. Joseph McKernan and the Rev. Charles E. Hamlin.The funeral sermon was delivered by the Rev. Charles Carroll, All Saints' parish, Bridgeport. The Rev. Daniel Kirwin served as master of ceremonies. The priests' choir under the direction of the Very Rev. Benjamin Farrell sang at the Mass.Father Helsley celebrated a Solemn Requiem Mass Monday morning, and the children of the Elkins parish sang at the Mass. A Requiem Mass for Father Sieber was celebrated Monday morning in St. Joseph's Cathedral also by Monsignor Edmund J. Yahn.After the Mass the body was taken to St. Joseph's church, Bloomfield, Pitsburgh, PA, where Father Sieber had sung his First Solemn Mass almost 29 years ago. The Rev. Herman Walter was celebrant of the Solemn Requiem Mass there Wednesday morning. Interment followed in Mt Carmel Cemetery, Pittsburgh, near the graves of his parents.Father Sieber, whose parents Boniface and Catherine Sieber, preceded him in death, is survived by a sister, Mrs. Victor Litzel of Pittsburgh, and two brothers, Jacob of Pittsburgh, and Attorney Herman Sieber of Wilkes-Barre, PA.
Father Sieber was born in the Bloomfield area of Pittsburgh, Sept. 3, 1895. He attended St. Joseph's parochial school there and then entered the Pontifical College Josephinum at Columbus, OH for his studies for the priesthood. He was ordained in the college chapel by the late Most Rev. James J. Hartley, D.D., Bishop of Columbus, May 21, 1921. Father Sieber who enjoyed the reputation of a splendid administrator and pulpit orator, was assigned temporarily to St. Edward's college shortly after his ordination. He also filled temporary assignments at the Immaculate conception parish, Montgomery, and St. Philomena's parish, Rowlesburg. He was appointed assistant at Immaculate Conception parish, Clarksburg, Oct. 16, 1922, where he remained until Feb. 20, 1924, when he was assigned to St. Francis Xavier's parish, Parkersburg. He was appointed pastor of St. James' parish, Northview, Clarksburg, Aug. 6, 1925, where he built the present St. Mary's church.On June 5, 1934, he became pastor of St. Joseph's Cathedral, where he remained until his resignation Jan. 1, 1942. During his pastorate at St. Joseph's Cathedral, the present high school was built. On Feb 14, 1942, he assumed the pastorate of St. Patrick's church, Hinton, and came to St. Brendan's, Elkins, Jan. 23, 1943.
A great number of clergy, including six Monsignors, attended the Funeral Mass at Elkins
Family links: 
  Boniface Sieber (1861 - 1913)
  Catherine Hansmann Sieber (1871 - 1938)
  Joseph R Sieber (1895 - 1950)
  Jacob Sieber (1898 - 1956)*
  Herman John Sieber (1900 - 1967)*
  Anna Sieber Litzel (1903 - 1973)*
*Calculated relationship
Mount Carmel Cemetery
Allegheny County
Pennsylvania, USA
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